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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Five Questions with Elizabeth Lynn Casey, author of "Deadly Notions: A Southern Sewing Circle Mystery" Plus A Giveaway!!!

Today is release day for my good friend Elizabeth Lynn Casey (aka Laura Bradford)'s latest Southern Sewing Circle Mystery, "Deadly Notions."

Elizabeth took time to answer a few questions about her writing and upcoming projects!

Sharon:  At what age did you know that you wanted to be a writer? 
Elizabeth:  I was ten years old when I first knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I fell in love with writing stories while making picture books at a friend's house. It was love at first sight.
Sharon:  At what point in your career did it finally sink in – “hey, I’m famous,” and did it make a difference in your writing?
Elizabeth:  I'll let you know. I have to get there, first. :)
Sharon:  Who are some of your favorite authors? Who inspires you?
Elizabeth:  Suspense/mystery:  Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben.  Women's fiction: Emily Giffin.    As for who inspires me? That would be my kids. I want to show them what it means to grab for a dream and never give up.
Sharon:  What do you have coming up in the future?
Elizabeth:  Next up after DEADLY NOTIONS, will be DANGEROUS ALTERATIONS (book 5) in November.  Then (at least) two more will follow...including a holiday book in November 2012.   Outside the sewing circle series, I have proposals out for a few other projects but nothing to report at this time.
Sharon:  What advice would you have for anyone wanting to break into the writing biz today?
Elizabeth:  Write. Read. And never, ever give up.

My thanks to Elizabeth for her time sharing her thoughts!  I wish her the best of luck for this new book, which I personally think is one of her best of this series.  Here's a little more about the book!

About The Book:

Librarian Tori Sinclair would do anything for her new circle of friends-including throw a birthday bash for a fellow sewer's daughter. While the party is a hit, self-important pageant mom Ashley Lawson leaves the ladies wanting to permanently shut her high maintenance mouth. But when Ashley turns up dead, Tori and the girls need to figure out who really murdered the monster mom, before the finger-pointing causes their friendship to unravel.

Those lively ladies of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle are back again, and as usual there is never a dull moment around these gals!

When the local "mean girl" Ashley Lawson turns up strangled in her car, there isn't a woman in town that doesn't immediately become a suspect, because everyboday at one time or another had been fed-up with the prima donna's antics. But when the police cheif begins to narrow the suspects down to the Sewing Circle ladies, Tori Sinclair jumps into sleuthing mode to figure out who did the crime so her friends won't do the time!

On top of the investigation into Ashley's death, Tori is desperately trying to save her relationship with her sweet boyfriend Milo. His old girlfriend has come to town and is determined to pick up their "friendship" where she and Milo left off, and Tori is just as determined to not give up on her love for Milo herself!

  Told ya!  Never a dull moment in Sweet Briar, South Carolina!
Elizabeth Lynn Casey once again brings her readers a charming, fun-filled tale that combines a little mystery, a little romance, and a whole lot of friendship. The combination guarantees an absolutely pleasurable read! Grab a tall glass of sweet tea, a cookie or two and enjoy a trip to the South with "Deadly Notions," where the ladies are feisty and the murders are spine-tingling! 
Check out Elizabeth's first three books in this series for another dose or two of Southern charm and fun!


I have a copy of Elizabeth's book, "Deadly Notions" to giveaway to one lucky commentor! 

Just leave a comment here on this post, with your name and email address, and tell me about your favorite sewing or crafting project!

I'll draw a winner on Sunday, April 10th!   Good Luck!

My thanks to the publisher for the review copy of Deadly Notions. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Madison said...

I'm fairly new to sewing.. but my favorite project so far has been a train caddy for my son to hold all his Thomas trains in :)

Madison H.

whaleyw09 said...

After working where I did for 20 years, I find it very difficult to get into sewing at home. But, I did construct a cute purse from old jeans.

throuthehaze said...

I'm not much of a sewer but I do like to come up with cute embroidery designs :)

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Angela said...
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Angela said...

My latest project is my favorite and it is a beaded welcome sign for my door.

Angela L
aploughery (at)yahoo (dot)com

Nancy said...

I haven't done any sweing in years but my favorite things I ever made had to be Halloween costumes for my daughter and oldest grandson. I think things like that are the best.


Carol N Wong said...

I love knitting with colors and make up designs as I go, embriodery and cross-stitch.


Martha Lawson said...

I'm pretty much a dud at sewing, but I cross-stitched for years. My favorite thing I made was a Magnolia blossom.

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hedgerhousehold said...

I love to do cross stitch. With three little ones it takes forever to finish one!
Jennifer H.
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would like to read this.

samantha35 said...

Great interview- I love to cross stitch and knit
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Anonymous said...

Hi, I like doing cross stitching and my favorite one was the memory of finishing my first one which was a little girl's fancy, Kavitha P pearlkav@yahoo.com

Chris said...

My fave crafty projects lately have been beaded crocheted necklaces.

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

melissasmeanderings said...

I'm trying to teach myself to knit!

mk261274 at gmail dot com

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you all for entering! The winner is Samantha35! (The winner was chosen using Random.org.)

Anonymous said...

The Sewing Circle stories are pleasant, and I like that Tori is the head librarian. However, on page 204 of the large print edition of Deadly Notions, Tori says, "You could have went inside, you know." went??? Really? They should get Dixie back. I'll bet she would not have made such a mistake in grammar.